I started as Policy Adviser, Skills at the Heritage Lottery Fund in June 2017. I have managed two Skills for the Future traineeship projects, 'Transforming Archives' led by The National Archives and 'Conserving Local Communities' Heritage' led by Glamorgan Archives. Both projects were designed to address identified skills shortages in the heritage sector and increase the diversity of the heritage workforce through bringing trainees into the workforce through new routes. I am a qualified archivist (and a Registered Member of the ARA) and I have specialised in workforce development, including working for a Sector Skills Council to develop National Occupational Standards (NOS), apprenticeship frameworks and vocational qualifications. I am also a qualified assessor and verifier and have assessed candidates at Level 2 and 3 working in libraries, archives and museums.
What's going on in our community
Last month we published a news story about what we learned from a review of 200 Heritage Grants evaluation reports. I'm keen to share some of the key findings from the review with OC users. I've already pulled out some dos and don'ts , and below I list some suggested models - and this is just a... read more
If you have a passion for heritage and are keen to become a local decision taker and help shape the future of your local heritage, please read on! We wills hortly be commencing a recruitment campaign to find new committee members to join our London and South East England Committees. Applications... read more
Update on Output Data Collection for 2017 Dear all As some of you may be aware we undertook a review of the output data collection exercise this year, including a workshop to hear directly from scheme managers on how it could be improved. Thanks to those who participated the process. We have now... read more
Last week we hosted a really engaging live chat about LGBT Heritage – in fact, it was our second-most-popular live chat ever (just marginally behind Sporting Heritage ). It was great to have so many people contributing to this important discussion, and really rewarding to get feedback like: “it's... read more